The Type 2 modelled was originally registered in Arizona, USA, and owned for many years by mechanic and Bonneville record holder Steve Hobbs. After a prolonged period in dry storage it was recommissioned by VW Type 2 specialist Douglas Denlinger, of Transporter Restorations, Arizona, who found it to be amazingly original, very solid and totally undamaged; although it was later resprayed in the USA. It was imported into the UK in 2005 by enthusiast Will McLaughlin who nicknamed it ‘Sandy’ because it was still full of Arizona sand, and fitted the camper interior. Current owner, West Midlands-based Steve Smith, bought it in 2011 and is an active member of the Split Screen Van Club. The history of the VW Type 2 starts with Dutch dealer Ben Pons, the first agent outside of Germany to sell VWs, who in 1947 drew sketch of a Lieferwagen (light delivery van) that he saw a market for in Holland. VW’s engineers worked on the concept and displayed the first vans in 1949. Great attention was given to the aerodynamics because of the engine’s low power and, using the wind tunnel at the technical University in Braunschweig, engineers lowered the original prototype’s drag coefficient of 0.75 to 0.48 by introducing the V-shaped front. Production commenced in 1950 and other variants such as pick-ups, campers and buses were soon available. The ‘split-window’ was produced until 1967, by which time 1,477,330 had been made.
Limited edition from the Corgi Vanguards serie in scale 1:43. Only 1,500 made worldwide.
New from Wiking, scale 1:87, the fire engine (Feuerwehr) VW T1 (typ 2) bus. Artikel-Nr. 078812
New from Wiking, in scale 1:87, the VW T1 (Typ 2) panel van (kastenwagen) Gasolin Artikel-Nr. 078813
new from Schuco in scale 1:87, the Volkswagen T1 panel van Bundespost.
New item from Cararama , scale 1:43, the T1 Samba Bon BiniCararamaCara
new from Greenlight in scale 1:64, the VW T1 ambulance
This gorgeous 1960 Volkswagen Delivery van dressed in Dove Blue rolls on a stock chassis, stock wheels with gray caps and is fitted with standard European bumpers. Be sure to keep an eye out for her Gold trimmed fraternal twin chase piece as both will be making their way into the hands of the M2 machines hobby dealers and on the shelves of their retail partners in May.
New from Oxford diecast, the 76VWS001 VW T1 Samba Bus Sealing Wax Red/Beige Grey
Shipping to Walmart distribution centers nationwide this week is an exclusive six casting, nine-piece, Goodyear themed release. All pieces in the series are skinned in a Bright White and Blue two-tone theme and feature the famous Goodyear logo.
All three chases in the collection are recognizable by the Dark Blue chrome bumpers, grill and rims and the super chase of the set stand out of the crowd in its raw form. You will find these and other new M2 Machines releases arriving in Walmart stores nationwide as soon as next week. Scale 1:64.
In scale 1:64, Greenlight presents serie 8 in the Club V dub series.
With 4 new variations on the VW bus theme.
This serie will be released in July 2019 in the USA and later in Europe.
New in scale 1:87 from Herpa, the (090469-003) VW T1 Kasten, lichtgrau
New from Johnny Lightning, the 1965 Volkswagen Transporter in Birch Green with mobile home trailer in 1:64 Scale
From Greenlight, GL30044 Volkswagen T1 2019 Volkswagen Type 2 Panel Van Independence Day *Hobby Exclusive*, blue/white/red, scale 1:64
Your children will sleep very well in the Volkswagen T1 bed. This one is made by Dutch carpenter Sander Beerens.
It’s a big scale model. Kids will love it!
From Brekina 1:87, the Volkswagen T1
From Brekina scale 1:87, 31031,Volkswagen T1 Wupper zwerg
Brekina 32698 , Volkswagen T1 Opekta
From Brekina for the Swedish market, The T1 1:87 Svanska Dagbladet
From Brekina 32690 VW T1 scale 1:87
No. 32712 from Brekina, special voor the Austrian market, 1:87 ‘Diana’
32060 Brekina scale 1:87, especially for Sweden
32054 Brekina 1:87, VW T1a Okrasa
From Brekina scale 1:87, a Dutch special, T1 ‘Continental banden
New from Brekina scale 1:87, the VW T1a panel van “Lesonal”
Brekina 31020 The VW T1